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Best way to avoid suicide is to be black

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https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6714a6.htm

Readers have been giving out bad advice on avoiding suicide. The best way to avoid suicide is to be black. Whites are almost THREE TIMES as likely to commit suicide as blacks, and the white suicide rate keeps going up too.

If suicide is genetic, and whites have a suicide gene, then there’s nothing that can be done about that. But if it’s cultural, then maybe listening to rap music and eating fried chicken can ward off suicidal thoughts.

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A good question to ask on a liberal site would be: “Hey, if it sucks so much to be black, and it’s so great to be white and have white privilege, why are whites almost THREE TIMES as likely to commit suicide as blacks?”

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June 8, 2018 at EDT pm

School shootings are fake news

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In the sense that the fakestream media presents them as a huge problem, that’s fake news. We hear stories about parents who want to homeschool their children because of the out-of-control news coverage of school shootings.

Approximately 30 teenagers per year die from school shootings.

Meanwhile, approximately 1800 per year die from suicide, 2100 per year die from being murdered outside of school, and 5,700 per year die in traffic accidents. My source is this CDC web page.

The sooner we replace all of the human-driven vehicles with accident-free autonomous vehicles, the sooner we will save almost two hundred times as many teenage lives as we would save from ending all school shootings.

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May 31, 2018 at EDT pm

Abortion helping to keep America white

http://www.pewhispanic.org/2015/09/28/modern-immigration-wave-brings-59-million-to-u-s-driving-population-growth-and-change-through-2065/9-26-2015-1-30-23-pm-2/

From the 1965-1970 period (before Roe v Wade) to the 2010-2015 period (after Roe v. Wade), fertility declined for ALL races, but the decline was much greater for blacks (as well as American Indians) than it was for whites.

Furthermore, current trends show that non-Hispanic white fertility is actually increasing while Hispanic and minority fertility is continuing to decline.

I believe the reason for this is that child-raising is difficult for unmarried people. Black women, after having one kid without a dad around to help, don’t want anymore. Whites, who have the highest marriage rate, are more able to manage larger families.

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March 11, 2018 at EDT am

When the Huffington Post is right

According to this Huffington Post op-ed, the federal government is preventing pregnant refugees in custody from getting abortions.

The last thing we want is baby refugees, who automatically get U.S. citizenship! Really dumb federal policy. The Huffington Post is right!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 10, 2018 at EDT am

Male nurses in the NY Times

People in the blog comments keep talking about how men should go into trades like plumbing or HVAC.

WRONG! Nursing is the best career for men without white-collar career ambitions seeking a safe middle-class job. It’s a guaranteed middle-class salary.

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January 7, 2018 at EDT am

Is muscle weight as unhealthy as fat weight?

There’s an assumption that fat is bad, but muscle weight, that’s good.

While I can definitely say that in American culture, muscle is considered more aesthetically pleasing than fat (and is also useful for sports and self-defense), I don’t see where there’s any solid evidence that it’s healthier.

People have a tendency to confuse aesthetically pleasing with healthy. People think a suntan looks “healthy” when in fact sun exposure increases the risk of cancer.

Consider this most basic fact: Women, on average, significantly outlive men. Men have a lot more muscle weight than women.

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Is it height? Commenter destructure says that short people live longer, and women live longer than men because they are shorter:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024320502025031

The message for women is clear. If you want healthy long-lived children, marry a short skinny man, not a tall muscular man.

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November 16, 2017 at EDT am

Overweight by state and race

Overweight and Obesity Rates for Adults by Race/Ethnicity

If you want to find the most prole state, find the state with the highest obesity rate for whites. (The chart shows the percent of people who have a BMI of 25+. In case you are curious, my BMI is less than 25.)

The winner is, not surprisingly, West Virginia.

(I find the stats for Guam to be suspect, I think that there’s a small sample size and some very fat Pacific Islander types are self-identifying as white.)

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November 16, 2017 at EDT am

Exercise CAUSES heart disease

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319781.php

For real. Specifically, exercise significantly increases the risk of coronary artery calcification (CAC), a condition characterized by a buildup of plaque in the main vessels that supply blood to the heart.

So the message that “you got a heart attack because you were too lazy to exercise” turns out to have been fake news.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 18, 2017 at EDT pm

I think that gender reassignment surgery means society is going insane

http://quillette.com/2017/10/06/misunderstanding-new-kind-gender-dysphoria/

Surgery can’t change a woman into a man or vice versa, it can only turn someone into a freak.

Why are doctors performing gender reassignment surgery? What happened to the Hippocratic Oath, to do no harm?

This is an example of a mass delusion that people think this all makes sense.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 6, 2017 at EDT pm

Old people in Florida need electricity to live

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/multiple-deaths-reported-fla-irma-wake-poses-new-threats-article-1.3492623

Without electricity for air conditioning, they are dying from the heat. Maybe Florida isn’t such a good place to retire after all?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 13, 2017 at EDT am

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